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Gun Destruction in Cumberland County a Cut Above

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Distroyed weapons end up in the scrap yard before becoming recycled pieces of other products.
FAYETTEVILLE — Fighting crime means keeping criminals and illegal guns off the streets. Deputies in Cumberland County are jailing the crooks and destroying theirguns.

Law enforcement officials all over periodically destroy weapons that havebeen confiscated and ordered distroyed by the courts. In CumberlandCounty, weapons are distroyed about four times a year. This practice isgetting more high tech.

Rifles. Shotguns. Pistols. These are the more than 300 weapons thathave been confiscated this year in Cumberland County. To make surethey're not sold and used again in other crimes, the sheriff's deputiesare distroying them, but not the traditional way using axes andsledgehammers. Instead, they're cutting up the weapons into tiny pieces.

Ron Green of Cohen and Green Salvage Company says the scrap metal will beused again in the production of new cars, new toys and anything elsethat's made out of metal.

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